Katie Couric‘s transition from daytime talk show host to global news anchor for Yahoo News, is just another turning point for the journalist best known for her years as co-anchor of NBC’s “Today” show. Couric says timing and luck have been on her side. As Couric tells us in our latest installment of My First Big Break, she has one man to thank for her big breaK
In the latest installment of MediabistroTV’s “What’s Your Show?” we take you inside Al Jazeera America’s primetime newscast with John Seigenthaler, which airs at 8pmET weeknights.
The mission is quite “radical,” Seigenthaler tells TVNewser: to provide unbiased, in-depth journalism for AJAM’s audience. The production of the newscast takes place in AJAM’s newsroom; a former bank turned into a bustling news start-up.
And the producers who make up this start-up take pride in offering cable viewers something different, specifically more international and under-reported stories.
Each morning during her Fox Business show, Maria Bartiromo records a promotional spot for the following day. That promo doesn’t air on FBN, but instead on her former network CNBC, during a local commercial break on systems like Time Warner Cable, FiOS and DirecTV. We spent this morning at Fox for a behind-the-scenes look at Bartiromo’s “Opening Bell” for our “What’s Your Show?” series and we asked her what’s behind the cross-network marketing. WATCH:
Stay tuned for “What’s Your Show? Maria Bartiromo” coming up in a few weeks on TVNewser. To catch previous episodes, and all mbTV shows, click here.
A week from today, Chris Hayes marks one year as host of “All In,” MSNBC’s lead-off primetime program. “All In” is a Top 20 cable news program and is consistently MSNBC’s second most-watched show, after Rachel Maddow, among younger viewers.
In the second edition of the MediabistroTV series “What’s Your Show?” Hayes and his team take us behind the scenes of “All In,” which Hayes calls much more “host driven” than your average cable news show.
Shepard Smith has been a part of Fox News since there has been a Fox News. But the longtime anchor took on a new challenge late last year: hosting a high-octane newscast from a futuristic (yet functional) studio without compromising the mission: report the news, first and fair. Oh, and keep the show No. 1 in the ratings. So far, so good.
In the first edition of the new MediabistroTV series “What’s Your Show?” Smith and his team take us behind the scenes of “Shepard Smith Reporting.”
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Tomorrow MediabistoTV debuts its newest show called, “What’s Your Show?” where we take our cameras into cable and broadcast newsrooms and talk to the anchors and producers to find out what it takes to put their show together each day. The first episode features Shepard Smith and the Fox News Deck. In this outtake, Smith tells us how “Shepard Smith Reporting” fits in to the Fox News lineup.
Joining the more than 6,200 members of the media in New York this week for Super Bowl XLVIII, is the occasional NFL star not playing in the big game. But Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Brad Smith is in New York this week for another reason: launching his “Design for Brad Smith” competition. This morning MediabistroTV sat down with Smith to talk about the competition and to find out where he’ll be watching the game. We also got his take on the talk of the pre-game: Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.
We’ll have more on the “Design for Brad Smith” competition during our coverage of New York Fashion week next week. And to watch more mediabistroTV videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter: @mediabistroTV.
Brokaw and Pauley recounted the period in the late 1970′s/early 1980′s they anchored together.
“There was chaos at NBC,” Brokaw said. “I had been the White House Correspondent; I go from covering Nixon resigning into doing morning television. Jane, not that long out of Indianapolis, through Chicago, arrives with the whole world looking in. We were put in this life raft and sent a sea.”
Joining “Today” right out of college, Pauley remembers being told not to mention her age.
“I remember her (Barbara Howard) taking me aside, privately, and saying ‘Jane, you gotta stop telling people how old you are. They’re going to remember,’” Pauley said.
“I’ve always been future-oriented, but in terms of my career, I felt like I was living minute-to-minute,” she continued, referencing the 13-week contract cycle she worked under back then.
The two are grateful they remained friends.
We caught up with NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw earlier this week at NYC’s 92nd Street Y where the NBC Newsman interviewed his former “Today’ co-host Jane Pauley about her new book. Brokaw, who anchored “NBC Nightly News” for 22 years, defended the network evening newscasts.
“That audience is so much more substantial than people realize,” Brokaw said. “When I talk to audiences, I say, ‘How many of you think that Bill O’Reilly is the most popular guy in news?’ and they all raise their hands. I say, ‘Bill O’Reilly would finish dead last if he were on the evening news.’”
Brokaw goes on to recount the strong numbers the three evenings newscasts drew last week: “Nothing else in America delivers that kind of audience.”